(In response to a prompt about the effect of historical trauma on my life) Historical trauma is about silence, fear and powerlessness. The historical view from the auction block where my male ancestors were sold, beaten and demoralized every day of their lives, and my female ancestors raped repeatedly without any ray of justice. Inside…

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(This was written as a Journal reflection for my social work foundation class as a response to a prompt on Anti-blackness, systemic oppression, Whiteness and privilege.) Some privileges are like a ladder, and some are inborn. Right after I had that thought, the Maya Angelou poem “Still I rise” came to mind. For me, everything…

Grow out of the popular thinking that you can do it all by yourself. Improve on that standard of being above everybody else. You may work hard, you may at times feel lonely, but you are NOT alone. You were not created alone. The universe is not against you, rather It Is Working For You.…

Less resolutions, More actions 

As someone who spends a lot of my time just writing things down, it's going to be difficult to refocus my system but it shall be done.  Many of us spend a lot of time talking about, writing about or debating the things that we WANT to do. That's the main reason we have New…

World Peace Leadership training 

I am now heading to Ellenvile NY to complete a training with the International Brain Education Association. I was going to wait until we get there to blog this but this can't wait. (Unrelated) I just met (informally) this 17-year old girl who's on the bus heading to the training with her mom and I…